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CELLINI, Benvenuto



Autobiography
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When the poor give to the rich, the devil laughs.

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I assert that the art of sculpture, among all the arts connected with design, is at least seven times greater than any other, for the following reason: why, sir, a statue of true sculpture ought to have seven points of view, which ought all to boast equal excellence.
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I said, in response to his words, that men who wanted to do things in their own way had better make a world in their own way, because in this world things are not done like this.

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Let all the world witness how many different means Fortune employs when she wishes to destroy a man.

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A painting is merely the image of a tree, a man, or any other object reflected in a fountain. The difference between a painting and sculpture is the difference between a shadow and the thing which casts it.

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